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Provisional Balls – No going back!

During this mornings round at Parklands,  I fell foul of the rule 27-2a regarding a provisional ball.

I played my second shot on the 4th hole over the ditch and it went towards the two trees to the right hand side of the fairway. What I failed to realise was the large quantity of fallen leaves which lay under the trees. After a few minutes searching, I took a club and a second ball and ran (well jogged) back to the spot I played the shot from and dropped and hit the ball. On walking back towards the ditch my playing partners shouted they had found my original ball.

Was I entitled to play my original ball now it was found? – well no. I had played a second ball and as soon as I hit it, it became the ball in play. I could not declare the second ball “a Provisional ball” because you must play it before you go forward to search for the original ball. (27-2a) When you go back to play the second ball, it becomes the ball in play even if you subsequently find your original ball.

Grin and bear it … and damn the leaves!

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Parklands Rabbits team player lifting the British Masters

I’m not sure how many Parklands members got to go to the recent British Masters event at Close House Golf Club, but I’m sure it was quite a few. I know some were stewards and others were visitors all enjoying the chance to see the cream of the European Tour on a local course with welcoming North East weather. But I am sure that John Curtis, one of our Parklands members, was the only one to lift the Masters Trophy!! Well done John, God loves a trier!

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Junior Fund Raising

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Mens Section Away Day

                                    COLDSTREAM GOLF CLUB OUTING

The Men’s Section have arranged an away day to Coldstream Golf Club for Saturday 14th October, the coach leaves Parklands at 7:10a.m. prompt. There are currently eight vacancies, any member interested in participating should contact the Men’s Section Chairman, Kenny Shepperd on his mobile 07802 368060, places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Anger Management

We had an incident at the weekend of a member displaying totally inappropriate behaviour shouting and berating a club official, in public, who was trying to explain our competition rules.

All our officials are volunteers and should not have to face members who have lost control of their temper.

Golf is still a game for gentlemen and at Parklands Golf Club we will continue that tradition, Any member abusing an official will be liable to disciplinary action.

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A Good Wine For Nine!

Members of the Ladies Section and Academy Ladies joined forces on Thursday September 12th, for a fun Pitch and Putt game, followed by refreshments in the Bar. Many thanks to all who helped and took part so willingly, even in the rain!!   It was a most enjoyable and informative event, the first of many, to be sure. Thanks also to David Ord for his help and contribution on the night.

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Rabbits Final Match of the Season – Ravensworth

The Rabbits played their final match of the season today, Sunday 10th September, at Ravensworth Golf Club. Billy Parker was again the top scorer for the Parklands Rabbits Team at the last event of the season and confirmed his place at the NERGA Finals day at Woodham on 30/9/17. Well done and good luck at Woodham. The full result and final placings can be viewed on the Rabbits tab.

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Mixed Greensomes Trophy Winners

Sunday 10th September 2017 was the second round of the Parklands Mixed Greensomes trophy, the first round having been played on the 1st May. There was a reasonable entry on what was forecast to be a rain threatened afternoon, but most of the players stayed dry and there were some good scores recorded. The winners on the day were Sarah Howson and Gavin Jobe with an impressive 41 points. However, the winners of the trophy came second on the day, but had the best overall combined Stableford score over both rounds; well done Audrey Ashforth and Bryan Malone. Thanks to all who played.

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Success for Parklands Ladies at the Autumn Categories

The Northumberland Ladies County Golf Association held their Autumn Categories competition at Alnmouth Golf Club on Thursday, 7th September 2017. Parklands were well represented and 8 ladies entering the competition and there were also trophies and prizes for their efforts on the day. Candy Brown won the Brimms Cigarette Box with the lowest gross score on the day of 81. Elaine Milor came third in the best net categories 1/2/3 and Parklands won the Coronation Medal (Silver) for the 4 best gross scores from one club in Cat 1/2/3 with scores from Candy Brown, Elaine Milor, Lillian Allison and Vicky Corner. Well done ladies!

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Ladies Open Results

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